Applied Behavior Analysis

  • April 22, 2011  

    Although federal law mandates educational services for children with autism, there are virtually no support services provided once they become adults. In the fifth report in his Autism Now series, Robert MacNeil profiles a young man in New Jersey — and his family — as they face an uncertain future for him. Continue reading

  • April 22, 2011    

    As part of the NewsHour’s Autism Now series, here’s a look at the basics on autism: what it is, how it is treated and key resources. Those looking for more information can also call the Autism Response Team at Autism Speaks at 888-AUTISM 2. Continue reading

  • April 21, 2011  

    For public school systems, the demand for special educational and treatment resources for children with autism often outpaces what is available. In the fourth report in his Autism Now series, Robert MacNeil looks at how two schools in the New York City area handle teaching children and teens with autism. Continue reading

  • April 21, 2011  

    As part of our Autism Now series, below is an extended transcript excerpt, edited for length, relevance and clarity, with Julie Fisher, director of the Charter School for Autism in New York City, on treatment and schooling for children with the disorder. Continue reading